Timeform pick out their three best bets from Chepstow on Saturday...
"...has race fitness on his side having run well in a good event at Market Rasen a fortnight ago..."
Timeform on Theclockisticking
A race that looks sure to throw up plenty of winners with a chance taken on MEEP MEEP. A winner of a bumper here in March, she improved when fourth in an Aintree Grade 2 in April, looking all about stamina, and this sort of test should play to her strengths now hurdling. Festival Dawn has hurdles experience and is feared, ahead of Definitelyanoscar, Midnightreferendum and Empreinte Reconce.
A typically competitive renewal of this long-established handicap hurdle. Narrow preference is for THECLOCKISTICKING, who has race fitness on his side having run well in a good event at Market Rasen a fortnight ago and can race from the same mark. Captain Cattistock represents Paul Nicholls and looks a fine prospect, while Dans Le Vent and Zalvados are others to consider for each-way purposes at likely bigger odds.
Last year's winner ROCK THE KASBAH upped his game further (in first-time cheekpieces) when runner-up at Sandown last spring and goes particularly well fresh. He can take the prize home once more for the Philip Hobbs/Richard Johnson combination. In what looks a highly competitive handicap there are plenty of dangers however, with Thomas Patrick and Bigbadjohn particularly feared.
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